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Upcountry Maui – Quick Summary

Last updated 29. Sep, 2009 by .

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General Geographic Area: Upcountry Maui

General Geographic Area: Upcountry Maui

In a nutshell: “Upcountry” is a term which describes not only a way of life, but much of the area on the Haleakala side of Maui away from the shoreline. The largest towns Upcountry are Pukalani, Makawao, Kula and Haiku. Although Upcountry is mostly rural, agricultural and residential, Upcountry Maui also offers quite a bit for visitors too.
Minuses: No beaches, and far less tourism oriented.
Sound-bite: “Excuse me ma’am, how do I get back to the down-country?”

“Upcountry” is as much a lifestyle as …

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Haleakala Crater (Haleakala National Park Summit Area)

Last updated 16. Feb, 2012 by .

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Standing at the Haleakala summit is like standing on Mars.

Standing at the Haleakala summit is like standing on Mars.

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Haleakala Crater is the most popular attraction in Upcountry Maui. Stunning sunrises, panoramic out-of-this-world landscapes, birds-eye views of the Maui central valley, and flora and fauna that exist nowhere else in the world.
Minuses: The air is thin, and hiking here is not for the less fit.
Sound-bite: “Oh my Lord, it is cold up here!”

DETAILS:
Haleakala National Park covers the summit area of the larger of the two volcanic mountains that make up Maui. …

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Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline

Last updated 27. Jun, 2011 by .

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Piiholo Zipline

Piiholo Zipline

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Spectacular fly-by views of the forest, countryside, ocean and volcano.
Minuses: Not for the budget traveler.
Sound-bite: “It was like floating through the forest in a 40 MPH recliner!”

The Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline is the newest zipline course on Maui. Boasting five lines, including the longest side-by-side line in Hawaii… Continue Reading

Summary
Newest Zipline
  Location
Makawao
  Phone
808-572-1717
  Web
http://www.piiholozipline.com/
  Price
$140 – $190

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Pohaku House

Last updated 20. Sep, 2012 by .

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Contact: Pohaku House | Book: Online booking form

Pohaku House Kula vacation rental

Pohaku House in Kula

2 Bdrm / 3 Bath (Sleeps up to 5)

Lowest Advertised Rates:
5/nt. minimum
January 7 through March: $329/nt.
April through May 14: $299/nt.
May 15 through June: $299/nt.
July though August 20: $299/nt.
August 21 though September: $299/nt.
October through December 20: $299/nt.
December 21 through January 6: $349/nt. for 7+ nights
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Beds:
King, Queen + Inquire about futon.

Amenities:
| Full Private House | 33 Acres | Privacy | Gated | Multiple Lanais | BBQ | …

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Pi’iholo Ranch Canopy Tours

Last updated 04. Aug, 2011 by .

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Kids love this one!

Kids love this one!

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Spectacular fly-by views of the forest canopy, countryside, ocean and volcano.
Minuses: Less adrenaline than their other ziplines.
Sound-bite: “treehouse!”

This is the newest addition at Pi’iholo Ranch – their wildly popular (and #1 rated) Pi’iholo Ranch Zipline now has a more younger-family-friendly sister tour.

Wildlife Facts

Common wildlife sightings include axis deer, mountain boar, the endangered Pueo and Nēnē. There is a Safe Harbor nursery and preserve for the Nēnē located on the ranch. More than 300 head of cattle

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Pookela Paradise 1095

Last updated 13. Aug, 2013 by .

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Pookela Paradise 1095

Pookela Paradise 1095

Contact: Pookela Paradise 1095
Book: Online booking form

3-4 Bdrm / 3 Bath Sleeps up to 8
(7BR available by renting neighboring home)

Lowest Advertised Rates:
4/nt. minimum
$245/nt.*
$325/nt.* - Xmas/New Years Time (7/nt. minimum)
*Base rates are for up to two (2) guests. Additional guests at $25 per guest per night up to a maximum of eight (8) guests. The downstairs suite is included at no extra charge for parties of six (6) or more.

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Beds:
King, Queen, Queen + Futon

Amenities:
| 2300 …

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Grandma’s Coffee House

Last updated 22. Jun, 2010 by .

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Awapuhi Adventures

Last updated 19. Jul, 2013 by .

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Jumping into a tidepool

Jumping into a tidepool

Rating: ★★★★★

In a nutshell: Highly personalized touring, hiking and adventures.
Minuses: High quality isn’t ever cheap.
Sound-bite: “We all felt like we had done something truly amazing, adventurous and memorable.”

Awapuhi Adventures is a small one-woman operation, and let me be the first to tell you that one woman is precisely who makes it so spectacular. Alicia (owner and guide) is a well versed naturalist and has such a passion for the island that is is infectious. Alicia also takes the time to understand your abilities, needs and desires before she designs the perfect adventure for you. Since this is such a…Continue Reading

Summary
Personalized private guided hiking tours.
  Location
Pickup
  Phone
808-269-6031
  Web
http://awapuhiadventures.com
 Price
Depends on party size.

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Pony Express Tours

Last updated 14. Jan, 2010 by .

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Photo by Ron Dahlquist

Photo by Ron Dahlquist

[rating:94/100]

Rated #1 Horseback Upcountry

In a nutshell: Horseback ride in the Martian terrain of Haleakala Crater.
Minuses: Those more interested in the sport of horseback riding beyond sightseeing transportation may be disappointed.
Sound-bite: “I’m so glad I did it. I felt like a kid again at summer camp!”

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Summary
Horseback tours in the Haleakala Crater
  Location
Crater Road, Crater Road, Kula
  Phone
808-667-2200
  Web
http://www.ponyexpresstours.com
 Price
$160 - $180

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Hike Maui

Last updated 13. Jan, 2010 by .

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[rating:96/100]
Summary
The oldest, most experienced hiking company in the state.
  Location
Meet at Park N Ride commuter lot., Kahului
  Phone
866-324-6284
  Web
http://www.hikemaui.com/
 Price
$70 - $160

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